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Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200

Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix S800c front
 
Samsung PL200 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
22
Overall
31

Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 Key Specs

Nikon S800c
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 184g - 111 x 60 x 27mm
  • Revealed February 2013
Samsung PL200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-217mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 170g - 100 x 60 x 21mm
  • Launched July 2010
Photography Glossary

Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 Overview

Lets look more in depth at the Nikon S800c and Samsung PL200, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Nikon and Samsung. The resolution of the S800c (16MP) and the PL200 (14MP) is fairly close and both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The S800c was announced 2 years later than the PL200 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a full comparison, here is a short highlight of how the S800c scores versus the PL200 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S800c over the Samsung PL200

 S800c PL200 
LaunchedFebruary 2013July 2010More recent by 31 months
Display dimensions3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution819k230kClearer display (+589k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung PL200 over the Nikon S800c

 PL200 S800c 

Common features in the Nikon S800c and Samsung PL200

 S800c PL200 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to lug around your camera frequently, you'll have to factor its weight and volume. The Nikon S800c provides exterior measurements of 111mm x 60mm x 27mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") with a weight of 184 grams (0.41 lbs) while the Samsung PL200 has sizing of 100mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 170 grams (0.37 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the S800c versus the PL200.

Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the S800c and PL200 is 93 and 94 respectively.

Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to envision the gap in sensor measurements purely by researching a spec sheet. The graphic here will give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the S800c and PL200.

As you can see, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You can anticipate the Nikon S800c to result in more detail with its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop pics a bit more aggressively. The newer S800c is going to have an edge in sensor technology.

Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 sensor size comparison

Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S800c as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung PL200 as a Portrait photography camera
35
MP count good (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
28
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon S800c Street photography advice
Samsung PL200 Street photography advice
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S800c as a Sports photography camera
Samsung PL200 as a Sports photography camera
41
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery pack (140 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S800c as a Travel photography camera
Samsung PL200 as a Travel photography camera
65
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
long zoom (250mm)
no Timelapse mode
low battery pack (140 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
58
megapixel count good (14MP)
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S800c Landscape photography features
Samsung PL200 Landscape photography features
41
decently wide (25mm)
bigger than average screen (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
low battery pack (140 shots)
no Timelapse mode
37
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S800c Vlogging advice
Samsung PL200 Vlogging advice
35
decently wide (25mm)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
display isn't selfie friendly
no microphone jack
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not great (31mm)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external mic socket
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Nikon S800c vs Samsung PL200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S800c and Samsung PL200
 Nikon Coolpix S800cSamsung PL200
General Information
Make Nikon Samsung
Model Nikon Coolpix S800c Samsung PL200
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-02-04 2010-07-21
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed C2 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 125 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-250mm (10.0x) 31-217mm (7.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.2-5.8 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focus distance 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 819k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology OLED panel with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shutter rate 8.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 4.60 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 800 x 592 (20 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 184g (0.41 pounds) 170g (0.37 pounds)
Physical dimensions 111 x 60 x 27mm (4.4" x 2.4" x 1.1") 100 x 60 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 140 photos -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL12 BP70A
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 seconds) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC SD/SDHC'/MMC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $290 $0